Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Poetic justice was served in Zimbabwe when an unlucky imbecile, Solomon Manjoro, was trampled to death after charging a jumbo elephant he was attempting to hunt in the Charara game reserve.

According to a May article in The Telegraph, Manjoro's mangled remains were found by park rangers earlier this month. The state-controlled Sunday Mail reported: "The poacher was recently trampled to death by an elephant after he failed to gun down the jumbo during a hunting expedition."

His poaching buddy, Noluck Tafuruka, 29, was later arrested inside the park and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and contravention of local wildlife laws.

Noluck appears to possess some luck -- he avoided being squashed into a bloody pulp between the elephant's toes, as was the fate of his accomplice. The weight of a 15,400 pound elephant stomp would annihilate you immediately, however the poacher's subsequent demise does seem slightly deserved. The elephant has every right to defend itself, and is within full protection of the law.


Allegedly, the two poachers confidently charged the elephant while firing their guns, but instead of collapsing, the humungous elephant charged back. It is believed Manjoro and Tafuruka encountered the elephant after entering the game reserve at the end of April. A third man, Godfrey Shonge, was also arrested over the incident, but his affiliation is unknown.

Nothing has been reported regarding the fate of the elephant who was attacked, but whether he became a victim of the poachers attempted slaughter or not, he didn't go down without a fight.

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